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Making Buildings Bird Friendly

A NYC bill to require installing glass birds can see, so they won't have lethal building collisions, gains support

Dancing The Climate Dance At The Water's Edge

A site-specific dance performance takes steps to consider the Whitney Museum's climate stance

"Climate Change Is Not World War"

Love it or hate it, agree or spit bullets, this Op- Ed's part the climate action national conversation we're having now

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In The Carbon Age

The Urgency Of A Green New Deal

Naomi Klein makes the case for a Green New Deal beyond analogies with FDR's New Deal, World War II or the Marshall Plan. It's something new + but just as much a fight for our lives as those historic campaigns

Home Insurance And The Climate Crisis

For NYC home owners living in “high risk flood zones,”, changes to flood maps + their flood insurance pose questions without easy answers

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London: A New Role For The Underground

Waste not, want not. London plans to warm buildings + provide them hot water by using waste heat from its subway system

Climate Impacts Happening Faster

The more science understands climate change, the more we learn how fast it's happening, including the slowdown of a crucial North Atlantic ocean current

Why Young People Care About The Climate Crisis

Nancy Anderson, Ph.D.Torchlight


There's a new climate action kid on the block — the Renewable Energy Legal Defense Initiative. Born in 2019, its proud parents are the Sabin Center for Climate Change Law at Columbia University and the law firm Arnold & Porter. What are their hopes for this new project and why is it called a "Defense Initiative"?

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A Greener FiDi — Make Way for Lower Manhattan: Shared Streets Project

A vision to make the Financial District greener by making its streets and sidewalks cleaner and safer for the people who live and work there...

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In the Media

Nature, Climate and the Environment

Over the summer at both Cooper Hewitt and the Cube Design Museum in Kerkrade, Netherlands, "Nature — Cooper Hewitt Design Triennial" explores Design's ability to address critical issues surrounding nature, climate and the environment. Cooper Hewitt Design Triennial

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Do No Harm: Achieving Net Zero Buildings
25 Sep
Join us for this NY Climate Week event on the role of urban, high-density, net-zero-energy projects in meeting the demands of our climate crisis.
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Climate And Migration From The Sahel: Causality Under Changing Skies
20 Sep
Senegalese farmers cross the Sahara toward Europe. Along the way many are taken captive, robbed, sold as slave labor, held for ransom or beaten. Many die in the desert + drown at sea. Yet, knowing the dangers, they choose to go. Don't miss this talk
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Global Climate Strike
20 Sep
At the request of the young people who have been staging school strikes around the world, we’re walking out of our workplaces + homes to spend the day demanding action on the climate crisis. New Yorkers - join us at Foley Square Noon-5 PM Also Coffey Park Red Hook
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Taking Action
27 Oct
Young people everywhere are demanding society confront the climate crisis with a new level of urgency + this inspires an exhibit featuring hands-on learning about solutions June 1 – October 27
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